Le Moulin du Chateau
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Travel Blogs from Laurent du Verdon
A bit of a rest from driving today - we enjoyed the neighbourhood of Verdon first by taking an electric boat out. It was peaceful but a bit windy. So sailing would have been better!
We drove into a nearby village for lunch, then onto Riez, another village 15 min drive away, where the famous lavender ...
... longer than expected: 4+ hours to cover 200km, I enjoyed the mountain drive without traffic and green scenary, to arrive at elevated village with a beautiful green lake and a medieval castle to stay by 7pm!
The owner of the chateau was there to warmly welcome us, and we enjoyed our stay like guests more than visitors!
... as the road swept skyward to cross the next mountain brining you high above the French pastures below. So high in fact that your ears would pop. Never reaching a speed of more than 60 km's per hour. Temperatures would differ over ten degrees from the valley to the mountain top. It was a great afternoon where we saw the back roads of France that few tourists would sight. Our day was topped off by us finding the perfect free camping ...
... direction we were heading. At one point he attached a camera to lines on the side of the balloon and used a pulley to lift it into place. With a remote control, he took a picture of us in the basket which we imagined would be for sale later. It was interesting to see how the scenery shifted, even at a slow speed. One minute we could see lavender and spelt fields with Banon and Mont Ventoux, and the next we were heading down a green valley with lots of trees. ...
... br> I took some photos and then escaped as soon as I could. I went on a few kilometres more and found a nice camping ground beside a lake.
I set up the tent in rock-hard ground, bending several tentpegs in the process. I eventually got it up and didn't bother with the guy ropes. I took care of domestics; washing, cooking, cleaning... well okay - I put a load of washing in a machine and had a crepe from the van.
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- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Free parking